The force was extremely strong with Kris, from his kids’ names, to the ‘better than movie prop quality’ R2-D2 he spent over a decade building, to the undying fatherly love he gave his sons.
“What really amazed me about Kris was the number of people he’d reach out to if they needed help, whether he really knew them or not. People would come to him and he never said no. If someone was down on their luck and having a hard time, he’d give anything he could,” Timofee says, who admits there was a point in time she had yet to be indoctrinated into the Star Wars frame of mind.
It was actually her, not the family’s resident Star Wars nerd, that came up with Ben (as in Kenobi) for their son’s first name after skimming through a baby name book when the now teenager was born early.
“All of Kris’s little, what I call geeky and nerdy things, but…